DP21/2: Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change

DP21/2: Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change

Diversity and inclusion are also important for firms that do not deal directly with retail customers. Many are involved in managing money that belongs to individual investors, and this impacts the stability of the whole financial system. And there are significant issues around funding for businesses led by women and indications that this extends to people from ethnic minorities and lower socio‑economic groups (for example, see Brush et al (2014), Shaw et al (2009) and data collected by the OECD). This raises the question of whether the market is operating efficiently, to take advantage of the full range of opportunities available.

D&I also important for non-customer based firms.

https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/discussion/dp21-2.pdf

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